2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Section 31 Controlled Substances
Section 30-31-5 Schedules; criteria.

NM Stat § 30-31-5 (2015) What's This?

30-31-5. Schedules; criteria.

There are established five schedules of controlled substances to be known as Schedules I, II, III, IV and V.

A. The board shall place a substance in Schedule I if it finds that the substance:

(1) has a high potential for abuse; and

(2) has no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision.

B. The board shall place a substance in Schedule II if it finds that:

(1) the substance has a high potential for abuse;

(2) the substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions; and

(3) the abuse of the substance may lead to severe psychic or physical dependence.

C. The board shall place a substance in Schedule III if it finds that:

(1) the substance has a potential for abuse less than the substances listed in Schedules I and II;

(2) the substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

(3) abuse of the substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

D. The board shall place a substance in Schedule IV if it finds that:

(1) the substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the substances in Schedule III;

(2) the substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

(3) abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substance in Schedule III.

E. The board shall place a substance in Schedule V if it finds that:

(1) the substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

(2) abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule IV.

History: 1953 Comp., 54-11-5, enacted by Laws 1972, ch. 84, 5.

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